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hey guys,

ive been DJing for a while now and just wondering how you guys go about getting gigs at different venues and such? Ive aproached a couple places and asked them if they need anyone to DJ any time and have given them my number, but how do you guys go about it?

It doesent realy bother me to much not getting gigs caus im happy just playing he music for my own satisfaction but i also like to entertain people and it just makes the whole experiance more enjoyable when you can share it with others
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another week another 'how do u get gigs??' thread...

a question for the ages mate... there is no real one was to get urself gigs. from all advice ive received, u just have to get urself out there and work ur arse of self promoting, basically selling ur soul to promotor types. get out to the clubs u wanna play at, make who u are known to who it matters, and have a fucking banging demo...

its all about who u know man, and how many ppl u can get thru the doors and up to the bar...
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Yeah man just keep doing what you do. Play what you feel...refine your style, get out there and meet people. Most of the time it's being in the right place at the right time and meeting the right people.

I'm new to Australia and pretty don't know that many people yet. I'd absolutely love to start getting some gig under my belt here, but after a 50 hour work week in the service industry...My motivation to meet more people is pretty low. I'm just not looking forward to starting this whole thing over again I guess.

Good luck in your quest man.
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Originally Posted by Peakin Pecan

another week another 'how do u get gigs??' thread...

every thread gets recycled around here at least once a month.

the best way to get gigs is to get connected and/or start your own night.

starting your own night has a lot of advantages if you do it properly.
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Originally Posted by Bracko

every thread gets recycled around here at least once a month.

the best way to get gigs is to get connected and/or start your own night.

starting your own night has a lot of advantages if you do it properly.


Whaddya reckon ... we start a thread listing each type of thread that regularly pops up and keep a running tally on each one ?
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Originally Posted by blind249

hey guys,

It doesent realy bother me to much not getting gigs


If you are not obsessed with it, dont bother - you will find it too hard.
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Originally Posted by Funkedub

Whaddya reckon ... we start a thread listing each type of thread that regularly pops up and keep a running tally on each one ?

well as you'll notice i tried to be constructive once and did the background for this thread...

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/sho...d.php?t=199081

then was shouted down by quazi n00b faggots that wanted to argue over why HD 25's were teh awesome when i just quoted the link.
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yeah, i don't mind a bit of same-same coming up but its getting pretty bad. and the replies are getting more and more retarded.
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vinyl is totally better than cds

where do you come from with that statement?
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where do you come from with that statement?

a serato man i take it

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a serato man i take it


err no.. I have at least 20 crates of vinyl....

so do please explaine yourself?
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I did have a play though with serato at a sunday arvo gig..once upon a time

Was not that impresed.

I do have a laptop and ableton and some faderfoxes but I guess I played out with that setup a few times and then sorta got tired with a promoter and needed a holiday...

Thinking bout getting out there again.. was all I did for 5 years with vinyl...

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Originally Posted by Bracko

well as you'll notice i tried to be constructive once and did the background for this thread...

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/sho...d.php?t=199081

then was shouted down by quazi n00b faggots that wanted to argue over why HD 25's were teh awesome when i just quoted the link.

That was a damn good thread!

I use that thread heaps!
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That was a damn good thread!

I use that thread heaps!

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Funkedub

Whaddya reckon ... we start a thread listing each type of thread that regularly pops up and keep a running tally on each one ?

haha, what subjects will feature the most prominently u think?

how do i get gigs?
vinyl vs cd
best mixer under $1k?
what speakers should i buy?
what are the best headphones?
warm up techniques
etc etc etc

... granted, i have asked a few of these questions myself... but hey, its all part of the learning process...
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Get good first man.

Enter some comps,

Chuck some mixes up on busy forums.

Get noticed




Then and only then should you start cupping balls etc
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warm up techniques??? explain??
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Much better than just cupping the balls
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Whaddya reckon ... we start a thread listing each type of thread that regularly pops up and keep a running tally on each one ?

your same "witty" replies never tire either
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your same "witty" replies never tire either


there was zero wit in the post you quoted ... and well gosh, if my constant hilarity pains you at all you could always add me to your ignore list ... but then you'd miss out on all the side splitting funny as fuck fun good times!!

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yeh cuz its just as simple as that... right?

its not that easy
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yeah man its easy, just write a really cheesy electro MOS hit. Get airplay on Nova, and voila! before long you're touring the country!!

so simple, no skill involved at all.

i'd do it but i just can't be arsed.

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yeh cuz its just as simple as that... right?

its not that easy


it is that simPLe - but it isnt always that easy

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or tell them you'll start smashing up the place if they dont let you play...

sure to work...

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